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Paramilitary Chief Tied to Drug Trade Gains Power in Colombia

The recent disappearance of Carlos Castaño, the longtime chief of Colombia’s right-wing paramilitary force, has focused attention on a paramilitary leader closely linked to the cocaine trade who is seen as the one with the most to gain from Mr. Castaño’s disappearance. The man, Diego Fernando Murillo, 42, was described by a major paramilitary commander, a paramilitary aide, and political analysts as the main beneficiary of a plan to assassinate Mr. Castaño, who was the driving force behind the paramilitary movement. Full Story

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